Welcome to Lockhart Shire Council

Home of the True Country Spirit

Lockhart Shire nestles in the heart of the Riverina and is one of the regions most productive agricultural and pastoral areas. Of strong pioneering heritage and steeped in history, Lockhart Shire's main towns and villages include Lockhart, The Rock, Yerong Creek, Pleasant Hills and Milbrulong. Each community has its own unique character and history, and the Shire offers visitors a relaxed country atmosphere steeped in history.

Lockhart is centrally situated 62km southwest of Wagga Wagga, 62km east of Narrandera and 105km north of Albury. The Rock is on the Olympic Highway 25km south of Wagga Wagga with Yerong Creek another 15km down the highway.

Need Assistance During Floods

Lockhart Shire Council has an Emergency Management Plan it refers to during times of emergency.


During flooding and storm events, the NSW State Emergency Service is the lead agency, meaning they are in charge and control of any response.


There is an SES Unit based in The Rock which serves Lockhart Shire.


If you require assistance during a flooding or storm emergency contact the NSW SES on
132 500.

For life-threatening emergencies call '000'.

Click here for assistance with a Home Emergency Plan Home Emergency Plan

Council currently has a stock of sandbags available from the Lockhart depot, for protection of residences within the Shire.  Please call Council on 6920 5305 to arrange collection.


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